Matthew 11:29– Take my yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good – not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant) and My burden is light and easy to be borne. [Emphasis mine]
Kingdom rhythm acknowledges that the work is the Lord’s (Philippians 2:13). We are entirely enabled in our heavenly assignment through the ministry of the indwelling Holy Spirit Who guides, instructs, counsels, helps, intercedes, strengthens (John 16:7) and Who :
…will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. (John 16:13)
Not only did our Father, our Abba, give us our Kingdom assignment, He sent us His Spirit to work through us and accomplish the task! It is the indwelling Presence of the Holy Spirit Who accomplishes the work. He strengthens us, completes and perfects and makes us what we ought to be and He equips us with everything that we need to carry out God’s will. He works in us to accomplish all of this (Hebrews 13:21). The job of listening and obeying is ours – the work, the determination of the path, the inner giftings, the plan and the purpose are His. We simply follow where the Master is leading, absolutely trusting that He wants to always do us only good. Kingdom rhythm is unforced and restful. It is, if we will understand and allow it to be, Freedom!
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with Me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with Me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. (Matthew 11:30 –Message Bible)